Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts (Additional Background Materials)

This Additional Background Materials Page provides links to supplementary materials that might aid in understanding the background to the Melendez-Diaz case. Some of the links are off-site. Other information on the Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts Resource Page, includes Overview; Additional Key Briefs and Materials; Key Cases; and coverage in the Federal Evidence Blog.

Additional Background Materials

Item Date Source/Link Notes
Metzger, Cheating the Constitution Mar. 2006 59 Vand. L. Rev. 475 (2006) Cited in the Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari
Court weighs use of MA crime lab reports at trial Nov. 10, 2008 Associated Press Summarizing U.S. Supreme Court oral argument
Adam Liptak, Court Weighs How Juries Should Hear Lab Evidence Nov. 11, 2008 New York Times Summarizing U.S. Supreme Court oral argument
Laurel Newby, Supreme Court Argument Report: Lawyers as “Repeat Players” Nov. 12, 2008 Summarizing U.S. Supreme Court oral argument
Attorney for Petitioner 2008 Associate Stanford Law Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher Also argued the Crawford v. Washington case
Attorney for Respondent 2008 Martha Coakley Massachusetts Attorney General
Federal Rules of Evidence